Kannon Joins KDMX For Afternoons

Kannon Now 102.9 KDMX Dallas KVIL KLIF-FMiHeartMedia Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas has appointed Kannon to host afternoons.

Kannon, who also currently hosts the syndicated Open House Party, previously hosted mornings at Cumulus CHR “i93.3” KLIF-FM and then CBS’ 103.7 KVIL in the Dallas market. He’s also worked at “95.5 The Beat” WBTS Atlanta and “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia.

Kannon replaces Chris Davis, who was voicetracking afternoons at KDMX from his base at 97.9 WNCI Columbus OH.

iHeartMedia’s 102.9 Now, Music Variety for Dallas/Ft. Worth, announced today that local on-air personality Kannon will host the station’s afternoon drive programming, effective June 1. Kannon will broadcast weekdays from 2 – 7 p.m.

Kannon’s interactive afternoon show will discuss the latest entertainment news and trends in pop culture. Listeners can expect to hear a variety of music from artists including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and more.

“We are very pleased to add a well-known local personality to our afternoon drive slot,” said Jay Shannon, Program Director for 102.9 Now. “Kannon is a familiar name that has been on the radio in Dallas/Ft. Worth for several years and he understands how to connect with listeners as well as what it takes to be successful in this market.”

Kannon began his career in radio at the age of 15 in Raleigh, N.C. He most recently served as morning co-host at KVIL in Dallas/Ft. Worth. He also previously served as morning show host at KLIF and mix show DJ in Boston for the nationally syndicated program, Open House Party. He has worked in markets such as Raleigh, Portland, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

“102.9 Now is a powerhouse here in Dallas/Ft. Worth and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the community’s drive home,” said Kannon. “It’s a great honor to get to work with Jay, the community and my new family at iHeartMedia here in Dallas. I am ready to get started.”

102.9 Now is a leading media outlet in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 100 million registered users. Fans can listen to 102.9 Now on the station website http://1029now.iheart.com/, and on iHeartRadio.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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  1. Must be other scheduling changes…Davis was middays as On Air with Ryan Seacrest has filled 3-7PM

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